With the most recent two Call of Duty releases, cheating and hacking have been major issues that have seemingly only gotten worse. The issue inside of the free to play Call of Duty: Warzone has gotten so bad for so many, that prominent players have started to move away from the experience entirely. The situation has even impacted tournaments, such as a recent one that held a $250,000 prize for the winner. Unfortunately, the tournament was met with some players being accused of cheating by using aim-bots, ruining the experience.
The problem seems to be wide spread on the PC side of the game where players can utilize all sorts of cheats and hacks such as invisibility exploits, aimbots, and plenty more. With crossplay enabled, these issues have even bled into the console versions of the game, leading many to turn off the feature from the game settings. While cheating is typically done through third party applications, one strange bug seems to be mimicking a fairly popular hack.
New reports have begun surfacing online that some players are being gifted an ability that resembles a traditional wallhack during a Call of Duty: Warzone match. Strangely enough, this issue isn’t due to cheating but a very specific bug tied to the Gulag. A user known as chinitotuchman took to Reddit to show off the strange behavior, loading into the Gulag and seemingly being instantly granted the win. Upon being redeployed into the match, their Gulag opponent, who also appeared to be released at the same time, was instantly highlighted through walls from across the map.
Naturally, knowing where the enemy was led to a very easy kill for chinitotuchman. However, the other individual appeared to be just as cautious approaching chinitotuchman, indicating that they may have also known where the player was. It’s unknown why this bug is occurring but it doesn’t seem to be an isolated event as chinitotuchman and others in the thread have relayed stories of this wallhack issue happening other times as well.
While the cheating situation has become dire for so many, hope may be on the horizon. Developer Raven Software issued a statement earlier this month regarding stronger anti-cheat efforts going forward. In fact, the developer has already issued two massive ban waves, targeting and removing a substantial amount of players who were not playing fairly. The first ban removed over 60,000 players and while the second wave didn’t reveal the number of impacted users, players in the community are no doubt thrilled to see anti-cheat efforts increasing. There’s still a ways to go, but the experience seems to be improving.
Call of Duty: Warzone is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.